In total, Rio is hoping to add about 17,000 more hotel rooms by 2016. And interestingly, Accor Hotels which counts Sofitel, Ibis and Novotel amongst their hotel brands, is leading the way by investing $2.5 billion in new hotels through 2015. But we can't help but wonder what other brands are coming to the city?
Right now, we see there's a Grand Hyatt in the works but nothing is showing up on W Hotels for Rio. A JW Marriott recently opened there and we bet they will have some more opening as the events draw closer. Not sure what Hilton, who has no hotels in Rio, is doing. Ditto for InterContinental Hotels.
And what about the boutique boys? Could Thompson Rio be coming soon? What about Andaz, Virgin, Delano or Bulgari? We guess we'll just have to wait and
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